Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Along those lines, I just read a delightful children's book called Absolutely Notby Matthew McElligott. It is the story of two bugs, Gloria and Frieda who have very different attitudes about life. Gloria is positive and always sees the possibilities in life. Frieda on the other hand is worried about everything and as her friend tells her, "you find something bad in everything you see." Gloria's positive approach creates a joyful fun filled day of adventure and Frieda's approach (often over-ruled by Gloria) eventually keeps them safe from danger. What is the best balance between these two perspectives? Are there advantages in each? This book could start a very interesting discussion between you and your child.